My Renault 5 GT Turbo

( Bought July 1996. Sold October 2002 )

What it looked like when I bought it, pre-modification:

Renault 5 GT Turbo from behind
Renault 5 GT Turbo from the side
Renault 5 GT Turbo from in front

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What it looked like just before I sold it ...

Renault 5 GT Turbo from behind
Renault 5 GT Turbo from the side
Renault 5 GT Turbo from in front
Renault 5 GT Turbo new wheel
Renault 5 GT Turbo from a skew
Renault 5 GT Turbo engine bay

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Photo Diary:

Since purchasing a digital camera, I have felt it necessary to use the thing. So, read on:

Specification:

Engine
  • 1397 cc
  • 4 cylinder
  • 8 valve
  • Chain driven Cam Shaft
  • Push rods (modern, or what!!!)
  • 7.9:1 compression ratio
Fuel and Exhaust Systems
  • System 4 fuel "catalyst" to allow (super) unleaded *
  • PiperCross Vortex air filter *
  • Garret T2 turbocharger (with bleed valve to increase boost to approx 14 psi *)
  • Standard Inter-cooler ("strapped and flapped" *)
  • Samco Sport silicon boost hoses *
  • Single throat downdraught Solex 32 DIS carburetor
  • Scorpion full stainless steel exhaust system *
  • Dump valve (Bosch part number 0280 142 103) *
Gearbox and Clutch
  • 5 Speed manual
  • Sachs fast road clutch *
Braking System

Want to know more about my brake experiences?

Front
  • 285 mm cross-drilled, vented and grooved discs *
  • EBC "Green Stuff" Pads *
Rear
  • 238 mm standard discs
  • Mintex 1144 pads *
Suspension
Front
  • Independent MacPherson Struts
  • Chassis Dynamics AVO Shock absorbers *
  • Uprated, Progressive coil springs *
  • Anti-roll bar
  • OMP Adjustable Strut brace *
  • Camber Adjustment Bolts, giving +/-1°45' (Speciality Products Company part number 81250) *
Rear
  • Independent trailing arms
  • Transverse torsion bars
  • Standard shock absorbers
  • Anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tyres
  • 15 x 6.5 inch Wolfrace Racelite wheels *
  • 195 x 45 x 15 Yokohama A520 tyres - front *
  • 195 x 50 x 15 Pirelli P5000 Drago tyres - rear *
Styling
  • Renault 19 style grille *
  • Front quad light bumper (2 spots, 2 fogs) *
Performance
What? By the book (unmodified) Actual (with modifications)
Power 120 bhp unknown
Torque 120 Nm unknown
Top Speed 120 mph unknown
0-60 mph 7.3 seconds unknown
60-0 mph unknown unknown
¼ mile time unknown 15.55 seconds 1
¼ mile speed unknown approx 82 mph 1

1 - Timed at Crail Airstrip, 15th November 1998 (since been discovered that the speedo is bollocks)

* - Uprated part

I was also a member of the Renault 5 GT Turbo Owners Club!




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